Brighton & Hove Albion women’s interim manager George Parris said he was ‘fantastically pleased’ with his teams performance as they beat Sheffield Ladies FC 3-0 in the final game of the Women’s Super League Spring series.
The game was played at the Amex stadium last Sunday and goals from Kate Natkiel, Alessia Russo and an own-goal from Sheffield’s Kenedy Owen sealed the three points for the Seagulls and lifted them to mid-table as the league breaks for the impending women’s European Championship in Amsterdam.
Parris said: “I’m fantastically pleased, especially with the first-half that’s the stuff you dream about the night before.”
Brighton’s stand-out player on the day was their striker Russo. The 18-year-old was a constant threat throughout and she capped off her good performance with a well taken goal near the end.
Coming from Chelsea where she only played one senior game, it’s been good for Russo to get game-time. “It’s a brilliant set-up here, Chelsea was great too,” said Russo.
“But I came here to play some senior football. It’s been a great to get opportunities like this and chances to play with top class internationals all the time,” added Russo.